On The Block

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 11:45am

Common Ground Coffeehouse 
Friday, July 21, at 7 p.m. the Common Ground Coffeehouse presents jazz singer and composer Sarah Brindell in the sanctuary of Harbor Church. There will be no refreshments this week.

Gallery Openings 
There is a reception at the Spring Street Gallery on Saturday, July 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring Paintings by Sharon Lehman. There is a reception at Jessie Edwards Gallery on Saturday, July 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring paintings by William T. Hall. There is a reception on Payne Rd. on Saturday, July 22, from 4 - 7 p.m. featuring Paintings by Ben Wohlberg. There is a reception at the Spring Street Gallery on Tuesday, July 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring Sculpture by Peruko Ccopacatty, mixed media by Aymar Ccopacatty, and textiles by Rosalee Pike Tintaya. There is a reception on Southwest Point Rd. (follow the red arrows) on Saturday, July 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. Featuring new work by Leslie Hartnett and Sculpture by Sean Hartnett.

Harbor Church Fair & Auction 
Harbor Church’s annual Fair and Auction is on Saturday, July 22, from 9 a.m. to noon. A Jazz Brunch will be served from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The Live Auction will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tony’s Treasures and Mystery Gifts start at 9 a.m. Call 466-5940 for information or to volunteer to help.

Barbershop Quartet Festival
The Block Island Barbershop Quartet Festival is on Saturday, July 22, at 8 p.m. at St. Andrew Church on Chapel St. Tickets are $25 and all proceeds go to the Mary D. Fund.

Great Salt Pond Stroll 
There is a GSP Stroll on Saturday, July 22, at 11 a.m. and on Sunday, July 23, at 12 noon. Meet at Andy’s Way parking area for this two-part perimeter walk around the Great Salt Pond. Questions call (401) 595-7055.

American Legion Picnic
The American Legion Post 36 Annual Picnic is Sunday, July 23, at Legion Park on West Side Rd. from noon to 3 p.m. All welcome. $12 adults, $5 kids, Under 7 and active military free. Barbershop Quartet, kids games, and fun for the whole family.

Arts & Crafts Guild Fair 
The Block Island Arts and Crafts Guild Fair is on Sunday, July 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lawn of the Historical Society.

Block Islanders Gardeners Annual Meeting
The Block Islanders Gardeners annual meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 25, at 3 p.m. at the St Andrew Parish Center. The featured speaker, Ted Ellman, is the author of the recently published “Wildflowers of New England.”  Open to the community and refreshments will be served.

There will be Bingo at the BIVFD fire barn on Tuesday, July. 25, at 6:30 p.m.

BIMI Lecture Series 
Big Fish? Little Fish! How Will the Ocean’s Most Productive Vertebrates Cope with Marine Climate Change? Hannes Baumann, Professor, UConn. Tuesday, July 25, at 7 p.m. at the Block Island Maritime Institute.

Blues On The Block
Blues On The Block is on Wednesday, July. 26, at 6 p.m. at the Town Beach Pavilion. Bring a chair and enjoy some music!

Great Salt Pond Swim
The annual Great Salt Pond swim is on Saturday, July 29, at 11 a.m. at Andy’s Way. Register at CGSPBlockIsland.org

Historical Society Porch Party
The Historical Society Annual Porch Party Fundraiser is on Saturday, July 29, from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $75 for Adults and $25 for Children. Refreshments and Live music. Tickets are available at the Historical Society, Island Bound Bookstore, the Glass Onion, and online at blockislandhistorical.org.

Library Exhibit   
“Seeking Shelter from the Storm: Daniel Berrigan, William Stringfellow, and Block Island,” an exhibition,  runs from July 11 to Oct. 9, at the Island Free Library.

Early Learning Center Registration
Fall Registration is now open for the Early Learning Center. For information call (401) 466-9695.

Movie Night
Every Monday night at dusk ( 9 p.m.) the Spring House Hotel will be showing movies on their lawn.

Free RISD Classes
Expand your artistic abilities. If you love art, are between the ages of 14 and 25, and attended the Block Island School for at least one year, you can apply for the Thomas McAleer RISD Scholarship. Email Sue Black for details: Sueb3@verizon.net.

Soup Group
Soup Group is every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Community Center. Need a ride? Call Gloria Redlich at (401) 486-9278.

Farmers Market
The Farmers Market is every Wednesday on The Spring House Lawn, and every Saturday at Legion Park, from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Not New Boutique
The Not New Boutique is every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the St. Andrew Parish Center.

Sunday School
This season the Harbor Church is offering child care and fun activities during the Sunday morning worship service from 10 to 11 a.m. No charge and no reservation required. Two adults stay with the children, one of them certified in babysitting and first aid.